Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy an emerging problem

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    Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy an emerging problem


    One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    The aim of this case series is to raise awareness of the emerging issue of serious retinal damage caused by the prolonged use of hydroxychloroquine HCQ and the importance of adequate and. Background The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations on screening for chloroquine CQ and hydroxychloroquine HCQ retinopathy are revised in light of new information about the prevalence of toxicity, risk factors, fundus distribution, and effectiveness of screening tools. Sir, We agreed with the conclusions of Latasiewicz et al 1 ‘Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy an emerging problem’, which cited cases of hydroxychloroquine HCQ-induced retinal damage. Three patients had received 400 mg HCQ daily for over 15 years equaling 4.93 mg/kg/day in two and 5.6 mg/kg/day in one and all developed maculopathies of varying severity.

    It is imperative that patients and physicians are aware of and watch for this drug’s ocular side effects. Retinal toxicity from hydroxychloroquine is rare, but even if the medication is discontinued, vision loss may be irreversible and may continue to progress.

    Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy an emerging problem

    Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American., Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy An Update on Screening and Diagnosis A brief guide for imaging SHIRI SHULMAN, MD. H ydroxychloroquine HCQ; Plaquenil, Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ is an antimalarial agent that is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of rheumatologic and dermatologic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Tell all of your health care providers that you take hydroxychloroquine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. A severe eye problem has happened with hydroxychloroquine. This may lead to lasting eyesight problems. The risk may be higher if you have some types of eye or kidney problems. Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

     
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    Routine eye and vision exams can be an important part of your overall health care. Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations. Plaquenil & Your Eyes
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine User Reviews for Rheumatoid Arthritis at. I started takingthis drug hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day for rheumatoid arthritis, immediately I had extreme itching along both of my forearms and the sides of my neck all day long. I had no relief and extreme abdominal pain like the worst cramps imaginable. I took Benadryl and Imonium D for the itching and stomach cramps and loose stools.

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